On-sale dates have been announced for the West End return of the Olivier Award-nominated production of SISTER ACT at the Dominion Theatre from Friday 15 March to Saturday 31 August 2024. The role of Deloris Van Cartier will be played by the multi-award-winning music star and Olivier Award winning performer Beverley Knight, reprising her performance following sensational acclaim during the show’s run in London during the summer of 2022, from 15 March to 8 June 2024, and by Number One … [Read more...]
Book Cheap Tickets for New London West End Musicals 2023
Tickets for New London Musicals in 2023
London Musical Theatre
Here is our guide to some of the best new musicals in London West End, including long-running musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera musical, Les Miserables musical, Jersey Boys musical, and Disney's The Lion King musical, Tina - The Tina Turner Musical, to the latest new musicals in the West End, such as Matilda the Musical, Mary Poppins, Moulin Rouge the Musical, Frozen the Musical, Back to the Future the Musical, Grease the Musical, Bat Out of Hell the Musical, the musical Six, Heathers the Musical and Pretty Woman the Musical.
What are some of the most popular new musicals in London?
There are a variety of popular musicals in London's West End in 2023 that cater to a range of interests and preferences. For example, one of the long-running shows, Les Misérables continues to be a popular choice for theatre-goers on the London West End stage, while the newer productions such as Hamilton and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have also been well-received in London. In 2023, other popular best musicals currently playing in London include The Lion King, Wicked, Mamma Mia!, and The Phantom of the Opera. Musical theatre (or musical theater if you live in the US), is still recovering from the pandemic, but life looks positive for people in one of the musical theatre centres in the world - plus of course, singing dancing, comedy, and drama, with stars, actors and actresses on stage entertaining thousands every week - with many sold out shows.
What are the origins of London musicals?
The origins of musicals in London can be traced back to the city's rich history of theatre and music. The first professional theatre in London was the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, which opened in 1663. This theatre was home to many of the city's most popular musicals, including The Beggar's Opera (1728), The Maid of the Mill (1765), and The Beggar's Opera (1728).
How have musicals evolved over time?
The history of musicals in London is a long and rich one, dating back to the early days of the city's theatre scene, to the new productions today. The first musicals in London were probably those that were performed in the London's inns and taverns, which were popular entertainment venues in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. These early musicals were often quite bawdy and featured crude humor and sexually suggestive lyrics. As London's city theatre scene grew and developed, so did its musicals.
How expensive are theatre tickets for London musicals?
There is no definitive answer to this question as the costs can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. The price of a ticket in London will usually depend on the popularity of the show, the venue, the time of year and the day of the week - and whether it is a new musical. For example, new musicals that are playing at popular West End theatres are likely to be more expensive than new musicals playing at smaller venues.
The London West End’s oldest theatre in use today is Theatre Royal Drury Lane, which opened in 1663.
In 1720, the Theatre Royal Haymarket opened in London, followed by the Adelphi in 1806. Then, following the Theatres Act 1843, more London theatres opened and 'Theatreland' was born
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London West End Musicals
Ain’t Too Proud at Prince Edward Theatre
You’ve got The Supremes, and Martha and The Vandellas, and the Four Tops, and Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, and Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, and many more - all these great, great Motown acts. And, of course, you have The Temptations. Ain’t Too Proud charts their life, their rise, their setbacks, their fall-outs, their failed relationships and, their defining characteristic, their genius. 5 singers. 5 different voices. 5 cool guys. One group. One sensational group. They climbed the … [Read more...]
Musicals by Candlelight at The Actors’ Church, London
The first two musical numbers are indicative in themselves as to how wide-ranging the selection of showtunes is in Musicals by Candlelight, showing the remarkable versatility of ‘Icon Strings’, a string quartet with tastes eclectic enough to open their concert with ‘El Tango de Roxanne’ from Moulin Rouge! The Musical and then ‘Bring Him Home’ from Les Misérables. But do they do rock musicals? Well, that depends on whether you consider Rent to be a rock musical – I personally do, even if ‘Seasons … [Read more...]
Maude Apatow & Mason Alexander Park to star in Cabaret
The producers of the multi-award-winning, critically acclaimed production of CABARET at the KIT KAT CLUB in London’s West End are delighted to announce that from Monday 29 May 2023, star of HBO’s Euphoria Maude Apatow will play ‘Sally Bowles’ and star of NBC’s Quantum Leap and Netflix’s Sandman Mason Alexander Park will play ‘The Emcee’ with Beverley Klein as ‘Fraulein Schneider’ and Teddy Kempner as ‘Herr Schultz’. At certain performances, the role of Sally Bowles will be played by Emily … [Read more...]
Georgina Onuorah will play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz
Michael Harrison and the Really Useful Group are thrilled to announce that Georgina Onuorah will play the lead role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz this summer. Georgina is currently playing Ado Annie in the critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning production of Oklahoma! (Wyndham’s Theatre). She starred as Dorothy when The Wizard of Oz originally played at Curve, Leicester last year, and her other West End credits include Millennials (The Other Palace) and as Alternate Cinderella in Andrew … [Read more...]